Trends in monitoring and diagnostics of wind generators

S. Salon, S. Salem, K. Sivasubramaniam

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Abstract

This paper reviews the state of the art of monitoring and diagnostics for the electric machines used in wind generation. Wind generators experience a very unusual operating environment with varying duty cycles and ambient conditions. Access can be difficult and maintenance is expensive. The paper surveys different options for monitoring and diagnostics for synchronous and asynchronous wind generators. Current and vibration monitoring as well as flux density measurements are considered in order to diagnose the machines and the drive-train to which they are connected. Gaps are identified and recommendations are made on preferred schemes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event44th International Conference on Large High Voltage Electric Systems 2012 - Paris, France
Duration: Aug 26 2012Aug 31 2012

Other

Other44th International Conference on Large High Voltage Electric Systems 2012
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period8/26/128/31/12

Keywords

  • Current monitoring
  • Machine failures
  • Monitoring
  • Vibrations
  • Wind generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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